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Hey everyone. This does not have much to do with being a step parent but I feel like I fit in "here" the best.<br><br>
Angelica was admitted to the hospital last night for phnuemonia and not being able to keep her pulse ox rate about 90 on her own even after several breathing treatments. My husband is there now and I've come home to shower, sleep, and do laundry then we are switching places again tomorrow. She is adjusting to the environment easily. She isn't in any kind of pain. She does insist that she'd rather be home (even though they gave her 5 popsicles in one day!).<br><br>
I'm not sure when she'll be home. They're running a lot of antibiotics, steroids, and breathing treatments through her. Things are somewhat at a stand still...she improves with the breathing treatments but as soon as they are over she drops back down to 91-93. They cannot give her treatments any closer than they already are because her pulse is hovering around 170.<br><br>
BM did show up at the hospital with all of her kids and stayed for two hours. Amazingly, she did not move to NC. So I'm not sure what that story was about. I did not smack her or cause her any bodily harm. I do think she felt left out of A's life from the look on her face. She had no idea what was going on and she thanked me for including her. I figured I'd offer an olive branch and call her. I keep telling myself, "Elizabeth, you are a decent person who means well. Be gentle!" My husband stood there by my side and held my hand. Later, he thanked me for being such an awesome mom and wife. Hehe..flattery never hurt right?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'll update again later tomorrow.<br><br>
Say a prayer if you pray please...We need it. Thanks<br><br>
Elizabeth
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> You are a great mom! You are the one that thinks of what is best for her because she comes first! (and I'm glad your dh acknowledges it!)<br>
I am thinking about you and your family today and sending you healing energy! I hope your sweet daughter is ok and gets to come home soon!
 

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You and Angelica are in my thoughts. I hope she's feeling better soon!
 

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I hope she feels better soon!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">: I've been there with my youngest. Nothing scarier. Your family, and esp. Angelica, will have prayers from our house tonight.<br><br>
Update us when you can. I'm looking forward to hearing that they got her sats up and she's home, feeling better.
 

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How is Angelica doing?<br><br>
Hope all is well.
 

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Hi all! Thanks for the sweet thoughts and prayers. Angelica is doing much better. She is home now and has finished her antibiotics and will finish the steroids tomorrow. She is using the nebulizer and inhaler less and less. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
We're hoping she won't have much of a problem with the asthma. DH and I have it as well but we can tell when we need a treatment. She was addamant through the entire ordeal that she did not have trouble breathing. (Possibly because she was so use to feeling that way??) So we've been watching her very closely and listening to her lungs whenever she coughs or scratches at her chest/throat.<br><br>
I'm finally coming down from the high of having to be okay. I'm upset that she lay in bed for hours and we had no idea she wasn't breathing well. I'm glad we caught it when we did. Her doctor said her lungs were just beginning to look spotty. I know all of her siblings have had problems with asthma almost from birth. I had hoped we had been able to avoid it because it's gone this long without really showing itself.<br><br>
To update on the BM situation...I spoke with her to let her know A was home. She immediately starting talking about her other kids and their asthma, field trips, her mom..etc. I listened for about 5 minutes and then cut her off. I said, "T, I don't want to come across sounding like a b****, but I just wanted to let you know that she was out of the hospital. I am not really cool with you and I don't want to hear all of this. She said, "oh okay." Then we hung up.<br><br>
- Elizabeth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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